Heading for the exits is the Space Shuttle Atlantis on a 12 day day mission not to seek out new worlds but to draw the curtains on the program

The state of our space program makes me want to stand on a table and scream.  But no one is listening.  July 8th is the final flight.  After that we're depending on the Russians to taxi us back and forth to the ISS until private industry provides a solution.  Private industry.  Good one.

I won't hold my breath.